The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
Providence Equity Partners Senior Advisor, Richard Parsons on corporations in time of social change. 38 Minutes.

30 July, 2020

Richard Parsons, Providence Equity Partners Senior Advisor, joins Paul Washington, Director of The Conference Board's ESG Center, to discuss the evolving role of public corporations in society.

Richard Parsons: “On inclusiveness . . . it’s now up to the private sector . . . to make it real. On the equity side . . . as a country and as a society, we’re still wrestling with how to deal with that. . . . Corporate leadership is ultimately going to have to play a bigger role there than they have in the past.”

The CEO Forum series features CEOs from across American industry who will focus on actionable insights to address underlying challenges of economic opportunity, childhood education, health care, workforce skills development, workplace equality and corporate governance


Paul Washington

Paul Washington
Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Paul Washington is a recognized leader with a distinguished career in the ESG space. Before joining The Conference Board ESG Center, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. He also served as Chief of Staff for the company’...Full Bio

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons
Senior Advisor
Providence Equity Partners, LLC

Richard Parsons is a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies.  He is the former Chairman of the Board of Citigroup, Inc.  Prior to serving in those roles, he was the Chai...Full Bio